Best course in goose creek
0 Helpful / 6 Not
Pros: I am going to cheat a little and score based on the 2 baskets that will be there next week.
Nice teepads wide long smooth and grippy
Baskets....see above the older models still work fine.
Lots of birdie ops and a couple of ace runs.
There are several holes with multiple routes to the basket offering risk and reward.
The tight holes have actual fairways. Excellent job of limiting chuck and pray.
A couple of nice par 4s that can be birdied with strategic placement.
Nice variety and flow.
Just a fun layout.
Cons: Sharing with the rest of the park. I am not to keen on artificial boundaries like fences, but they do present obstacles.
Other Thoughts: I cant believe i waited this long to play this course. I really think it is about a 3.7 but i rounded up. Thanks for the awesome efforts to put together a cool 18.
0 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Solid Work in Progress
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: I am really excited to see a completely new, improved layout at the NWS. This new layout has some serious potential. There is a very nice variety of wooden and open holes. Good variety of doglegs left and right. Overall considering the available terrain, this is a quite nicely designed loop.
9 brand new Innova discatcher goals...always a plus.
Long concrete tee pads and nice hole signs.
Hole 6 is a really nice par 4 with a double dogleg. Great basket position.
New back nine is in and is a nice complement to the front with a great balance of open and wooded holes.
Love the elevated baskets on 1 and 18.
Cons: The old baskets have been re-used for the back nine. They aren't in as good shape as the Discatchers on the front. Also, 15 and 17 are bucket targets which is a bit disappointing. It is disappointing to have a course where the targets are inconsistent.
Navigation is a bit difficult...it is easy to miss the new #3. Also, since now many of the baskets have the wrong hole number on them, it can be very difficult for new players to figure out which hole they are actually on.
Lots of potential for interference as this course plays in between and around softball fields, playgrounds, and the parking lot. I think the baseball diamonds which are fenced off should perhaps be designated OB, but that's just my opinion.
Watch your step...the terrain has a lot of holes that you could twist an ankle and some of the biggest fireant mounds I have seen.
As a civilian, I initially had an apprehensive feeling about being there. As I understand it, civilians are welcome, but it just felt a little weird the first time I was there...though the people I met on base could not have been any nicer or more welcoming.
Hole 18 is a bit of a mess. Its almost a triple dogleg, teeshot through a chute, over/around a baseball diamond, back up a hill, and to an elevated basket. There was a lot of open terrain near the 18th tee, and I wonder if a better hole couldn't be made there. Its a anticlimactic finish to an otherwise well designed course.
Other Thoughts: This is a great new course and awesome work in progress. Thanks to everyone involved. Its nice to see the layout has been updated to create a very nice layout of 18 holes. Looking forward to further maintenance and updates. It would be nice to be able to correct the incorrect hole numbers on the baskets...and would be great to at least have baskets on 15 and 17. The existing target buckets are quite anticlimactic. In a perfect world, we would have 18 discatchers, but considering the expense, its fine to use the existing old baskets.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
A big improvement over the old layout
5 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: The new 9-hole layout at the Naval Weapons Station is a big improvement over the old one. It's still nothing special; but, at least now, members of the military have a more challenging & more fun course.
- There are going to be a lot of references to the old layout. So, if you never played the old layout, they won't mean a thing. Also, keep in mind this is a beginner-level course.
- Good variety of hole layouts. There are now three wooded holes, with fairways cut in the woods. Throw in a couple doglegs and open holes, and the course offers a little bit of everything.
- There were a couple of fun and challenging hole layouts. The old layout was pretty open, pretty straight and not a lot of challenge, so this is a major improvement.
- Three holes stood out to me as the best. #5 is a dogleg right around a baseball field - teeing off down the left field foul line to a basket around the outfield to the first base side of the field. Even with a good tee shot, you may have to throw around a series of several trees to the basket.
- #6 was my favorite hole on the course. It's also the most challenging, where you'll actually have to work for your 3. Tee off to a slight dogleg left through an opening in the trees. Your approach shot is slight dogleg right back to a basket that is buried back in the edge of the woods.
- #7 is a short, straight shot that starts in field to a basket in the woods. If you throw straight, you should have a birdie putt. Miss your line, however, and you'll be scrambling for a three.
- Course was easy to navigate. I had no problem playing the nine holes without a map or tee signs. There was a little bit of confusion going from one's basket to #2, but course area is small enough that I was able to find it in less than 30 seconds. FYI, after #1's basket, go to the left, past #3's basket and the tee for #2 is right there.
Cons: This is another course without major problems. They do a pretty job at achieving their goal of being a fun, beginner-level course, with enough challenge thrown in. That said, there were a couple issues that could be improved.
- Navigation could be improved. Pulling into the parking lot, the first thing you see is the basket #1, so at least you know where to begin; although, a sign for the first tee would make sense. Then you walk past #3's basket to get to the second hole (as mentioned above). On holes #5 & 7, after you finish the hole, you turn around, walk back down the fairway to get to the next hole.
- There are still tee signs for some of the holes on the old course layout. For example, on #9, you can see the tee sign for the old #4. If you get lost on the course, the old tee signs are really going to throw you for a major loop. The solution would be to either pull the old ones or put in new signs for the new holes.
- The tee pads are still dirt. They are framed, which is a good sign they may be filled in soon. Maybe once they're filled, new tee signs will be added.
- This seems to be a lefty-heavy course. Three of the nine holes are doglegs right - #2, 5 & 8.
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement of this course from the original layout. The designers realized that longer, open holes aren't as much fun as slightly shorter holes that have some element of challenge - doglegs, woods, etc.
- This is a much better representation of disc golf for people stationed at the base. The variety of holes should offer something that anyone would like. It'd be great if the base has loaner discs for people living here, to really get some foot traffic on the course.
- I get the feeling this course doesn't get played much, so some of the flow problems won't be as much of an issue, specifically having to back track on holes #5 & 7 to get to the next tee.
- This is a pretty decent course. It's about as average as 9-holer as one can get. I didn't have a problem playing here, so who knows how stringent they are about having outsiders on the course. If you're close by, it's worth a quick round or two.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Now 18 Holes!
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * 9 Innova Discatchers on the first 9, and 9 DGA goals for the back 9.
*All Concrete tee pads in great shape!
*Great new layout allowing disc golfers to play even when events are held at this same park.
*Great use of wooded holes and open layout.
*This new holes are longer distances than the orginal layout allowing better skill players to have a challenge. The 18 hole course is "ace races" for pros, however challenging enough for the average player.
*Quiet, and relaxing with it being on the base. **Military Only"
Cons: *Navigation is not great, however, park signs might be added later, if so, i will update my review.
*The Grass needs more attention, the tee pads are new, the goals catch nice. But if the grass is 2 feet tall, it will discourage players from coming.
*Although this is a great step in the right direction, the hole distances is still on the shorter side, which will bore better players.
Other Thoughts: A great place to play 18 holes and have fun. When I write a review I try to focus on all player skill levels to determine the best way to score a course. Although I feel some of the holes are short in length, this new layout utilizes the wooded sections perfectly to counteract that for someone of my skill level. I generally drive 250 to 300ft depending on wind. So, if you are like me, I think you will love this course. If you shoot 300 and above, well then come get your ace record higher. Before you decide I rated this course too high, please play it first and you will see, pictures can not capture the unique holes feautured here.
I would like to thank anyone involved with this redesign and congratulate them for a great job! Your hard work, and time has saved this course. Thanks- Joshua
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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